I'll have to get back to you on the other four.
The moon landing
The winning of our independence
The writing of the Constitution
Defeating the Nazis and the Japanese
Landing on the Moon
Reagan’s collapsing of the Soviet Union
July 29, 1969.
Signing the Declaration of Independence
Wining the Revolutionary War
2. Writing the Constitution
3. The Age of Inventions and Discovery (including the railroads, the first oil wells, Edison, The Wright Brothers, modern medicine, etc.)
4. Victory in WWII
5. Reaganomics and victory over socialists and communists (temporary but memorable).
Thanks for the memories, U.S. of A. Hello, Ameritopia.
The 1st Constitutional Convention
Winning WW I
Winning WW II
Mercury (John Glenn)
The election of Ronald Reagan
The abandonment of Vietnam (we would have won)
The taking of Vera Cruz (to no discernible end)
The election of FDR
The election of carter
the election of obozo (that should count twice)
January 1, 1863
December 17, 1903
September 17, 1787
Ok, whos FR's resident history major?
I would say 4 of them in no particular order are, the winning of the revolutionary war and subsequent constitution, winning WWII, the moon landing, the end of slavery.
The Declaration of Independence
Victory at Valley Forge
Ronald Reagan’s victory
April 12, 1861
November 11 1620
Jul 8 1741
April 19 1775
July 4 1776
May 14 1804
May 10 1869
June 6 1944
Jul 20 1969
November 8 1976
January 20 1981
Hiroshima and Nagasaki....oh, wait - you don’t mean that kind of bright...
1 - the Constitution and Bill of Rights
2 - invention of the telephone
3 - D-Day landings at Normandy
4 - invention of the transistor
5 - landing on the Moon
1. Jan 21 2017, Obama is no longer president.
July 4, 1776-U.S. First Independence Day
V-J Day August 15, 1945
Sept. 12, 2001
December 11, 1620-Mayflower
December 15, 1791-Bill of Rights becomes law
Sigh. Writing these makes me sad.
2. 1789 ... the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
3. 1804-05 ... the Lewis & Clark expedition. Having driven between the Mississippi River and the Pacific Northwest many times in my adult life, I never cease to be amazed at how this small group of men could do this on foot and in small boats over the course of two years.
4. July 20-21, 1969 ... If ancient humans could look forward in time and see the world today, this would perhaps be the most amazing, unbelievable accomplishment of the human race in their eyes. Because space travel has become so common these days, I think we've forgotten just how astonishing it is that men have walked on the moon.
5. February 22, 1980 ... I'll bet no Freeper ever would have imagined that an event from the Carter administration would make this list!
July 4, 1776: The Declaration of Independence
Sept 17, 1787: The end of the Constitutional Convention
Sept 14, 1814: The British withdraw from attacking Fort McHenry
August 4, 1945: Nuking Hiroshima
October 22, 1962: Facing off against the Soviet Union in the Cuban Missile Crisis
If I were writing a history of the US, I would regard the last one as the peak moment of American civilization, after which the nation enters a period of long decline....
The Battle of Yorktown
The Constitution whether the writing or adoption
The Louisiana Purchase
Presidency of TR
Battle of Midway. That totally changed the war in the Pacific. Americans outnumbered in everything beat the very best naval aviators in the world at the time. I still don’t see how we did it. Just plain old courage I guess.
Henry Ford’s production line. Edison’s Light bulb. The Eisenhower interstate, the Salk vaccine, and the Computer. Too tired to look for dates.